The Daily Shortlist January 13


Maria Semple discusses television writing along with TV show creator Darren Starr

Location: Union Square, NYC
Bands: Maria Semple & Darren Star: A Reading and Conversation about Television Writing
Show time: 7 PM
Venue: Strand Bookstore
Food: Yama
Drink: 119 Bar
Miscellaneous: Barnes & Noble (Union Square location)

With an impressive 15 year career in Hollywood as a writer for such hit shows as “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Ellen,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Mad About You” and “Arrested Development,” she stops by The Strand to discuss the art of writing for television and to read from her most recent novel, This One is Mine. Joining her is Darren Starr, who if you didn’t already know, created “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place” and “Sex and the City.” One of the best Japanese restaurants in the city, Yama, serves up some of the hugest and freshest portions of sushi, while not being as expensive as you think. Close to Irving Plaza, 119 Bar is one dive where you can get cheap drinks, play pool, and hang with friends while not standing out or being bothered when you’re a sweaty mess from dancing after seeing Shadow and Chemist perform, and I mean that in a good way! If you’re bored and early for the show, head over to the four floor Barnes & Noble to look through magazines and get a cup of coffee.

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